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Northern Nigeria celebrates Buhari win

KADUNA, Nigeria - Nigerians streamed down the streets of flashpoint northern cities on Tuesday, waving flags and chanting in celebration of a stunning election victory by opposition candidate, northerner Muhammadu Buhari.

Prosecutor dies of wounds after hostage shootout

ISTANBUL - An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Thursday, killing his two captors.

Modern treaties smooth growth for Canadian aboriginals

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia — In Sarita Bay, a remote cove on Canada’s Vancouver Island, aboriginal-owned land used for decades by loggers is slowly being reimagined as a multibillion-dollar export terminal to ship liquefied natural gas to Asia.

Poland seeking assurances over Guantanamo inmate

WARSAW — Poland’s government has sent an official note to U.S. authorities seeking diplomatic assurances that an inmate at the U.S. military jail in Guantanamo Bay will not be subject to the death penalty, the Polish Foreign Ministry said today.

Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as deadline nears

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers stepped up the pace today in negotiations over a preliminary deal on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.

Pilot’s torn-up sick notes found

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

Co-pilot may have crashed plane on purpose

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES — A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said today.

Yemen shuts major ports due to conflict

Yemen shut its major seaports today, industry and local sources said, after neighboring Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting Yemen’s Western-backed president.

Black box damaged in Alps plane crash

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter today in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims.

Iran wants sanctions lifted in any nuclear deal

DUBAI - Iran will insist that all sanctions against it are lifted as a condition for a nuclear deal, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major sticking point in its talks with world powers set to resume this week.

Italian court to rule this week in review of Knox case

ROME - Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, a court official said.

Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 dead

LA JAVIE, France — An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps today and all 150 on board were feared dead.

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands; people cheer and clap

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands — A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands today but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.